Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Double House / Villa KBWW, Utrecht

Bjarne Mastenbroek & Winy Maas (de architectengroep rijnboutt ruijssenaars hendriks van gameren mastenbroek bv in collaboration with MVRDV)

Bjarne Mastenbroek's website > Projects > Housing > Villa KBWW
Winy Maas, now of MVRDV, doesn't seem to have this project on his website

El Croquis, Madrid, 1997, Issue 86.

Adolf Loos, Villa Müller, Prague


Villa Müller homepage

Ralf Bock, Adolf Loos, Works and Projects, Milan, Skira Editore, 2007.
Leslie van Duzer & Kent Kleinman, Villa Müller: a work of Adolf Loos, New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.
Max Risselada (ed), Raumplan versus Plan Libre, Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier, 1919-1930, New York, Rizzoli, 1989, reprinted Rotterdam, 010, 2008.
Beatriz Colomina, "Interior" in Privacy and Publicity, Modern Architecture as Mass Media, Cambridge, Massachussetts & London, The MIT Press, 1994.

and lots of other things at the library

Flickr's Adolf Loos pool

Alejandro De La Sota, Gobierno Civil, Tarragona

Civil Government building, Tarragona, c1954-61

Alejandro de la Sota, An Architecture of Imperfection, London, 1997. Looks like its back in print!
Alejandro de la Sota, Alejandro de la Sota, Arquitecto, Madrid, Ediciones Pronaos, 1997.

Fundación Alejandro de la Sota

Caruso St John, New Art Gallery, Walsall

Caruso St John, 1995-2000
Gallery site

Adam Caruso, "Shell, Cladding, Lining" in OASE, Amsterdam, 1997, Issue 47, pp54-55.
Rowan Moore, "A Pebble on the Water" in New Art Gallery Walsall, London, 2002.
Philip Ursprung, Almost Everything, Barcelona, 2008.
Aurora Fernandez (ed), As Built - Caruso St John Architects (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2005.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Joanne's precedents at 0300TV

Sadly, 0300TV now requires a subscription. Perhaps you should bother the school to obtain an institutional subscription.

Toyo Ito's Sendai Mediatheque
Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano's Pompidou Centre
Herzog de Meuron's de Young Museum

Furthering your own Architectural education - TV

I know from other years that many of you will want to watch Grand Designs (UK or Australian editions). Don't. It's crap.

Furthering your own Architectural education - blogs

Lots of links to blogs in the Misc column on the right. Follow them. Many of them will send you emails. Subscribe, they cost nothing.

Chile publishes some fantastic blogs: Plataforma Arquitectura (Spanish only) and it's English companion ArchDaily. If i discover any of you speak or read Spanish and have not subscribed to Plataforma Arquitectura's email list, i'll be very disappointed.

Studio Banana TV has interviews which are often good, though sometimes not in English (then usually Spanish).

0300TV (again from Chile!) has good interviews (usually in Spanish) and video visits to wonderful, often difficult to get to, buildings, including Atelier Bow-Wow's Tower House, Ryue Nishizawa's Moriyama House, Frohn & Rojas' Wall House, and Lina Bo Bardi's SESC Pompéia.
Disappointingly, 0300TV have decided to start charging for subscriptions. Given these subscriptions expire, I think they are quite expensive. Oh well.

Some of the links in the Misc column on the right aren't blogs, but are links to photographer's websites, including Iwan Baan, Fernando Guerra and Cristóbal Palma.

Furthering your own Architectural education - magazines

When you go to the shops, drop in at your local newsagent and look at the following magazines (and others):

Architecture Australia
Architecture Review
Australian Architecture Review
Case da Abitare
Domus, this italian magazine is not as good as it used to be (they change editors relatively often). I think Mendini is taking over again shortly and this is a good thing. Domus is dumped here and costs about the same here as in Milan (about AUS$22), i've seen it for sale at 4 times the price in Amsterdam and Malmö.
Vogue Living
World of Interiors, not as bad as it sounds from the title. They often visit older buildings that no-one else publishes (Gio Ponti hotels and Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera's Studio/Houses are examples from recent years)

Not all of the above are the same quality and some are very expensive. Many of them will not be available at many newsagents, but almost all are available at the big newsagent at Taylor Square. It's open almost all the time. Whenever you go past, drop in for a look.

If you like what you see and have some spare cash, buy one!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Examples / Precedents

Abalos Herreros, Mora House, Cádiz
Atelier Bow Wow, Droog House (+ movie)
Atelier Bow Wow, House & Atelier
Angelo Bucci & Alvao Puntoni (SPBR?), Carapicuíba house
Caruso St John, North London Studio House
Graça Correia e Roberto Ragazzi, House in Gerês
Frohn & Rojas, Wall House
Sou Fujimoto, House N
Sou Fujimoto, T House
Toyo Ito, White U
Lacaton & Vassal, Latapie House, Floirac
Lacaton & Vassal, House, Cap Ferret
Lacaton & Vassal, House, Bordeaux
Lacaton & Vassal, House, Coutras
Lazzarini Pickering, apartment in Rome
Adolf Loos, Villa Müller, Prague
Dorte Mandrup, Read-Nest
MMBB, residência na vila romana
MMBB, residência no city boaçava
MMBB, residência em aldeia da serra
Daniel Moreno, The Workshop
MVRDV, Didden Village
Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Cien House
Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Fosc House
Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Poli House
Gerrit Rietveld, Schröder House
Sami Rintala, Element House
Javier Saenz de Oiza, Torres Blancas, Madrid
Tezuka Architects, Wall-less House
Tezuka Architects, Balcony House

Tadao Ando's narrow houses
Shigeru Ban
Ryue Nishizawa, Moriyama House